Ice Rescue

This course offers an introduction to:effects of a hypothermic environment on the body

  • statistics regarding survivability of such incidents
  • discussions around effecting a rescue on a floe separation
  • the complexities of polynas and pack ice to gain access
  • locating and identifying punch throughs
  • utilizing existing equipment usage in rescue
  • surviving in existing clothing
  • integration of traditional knowledge and modern gear, training and equipment
  • exposure training; training to survive and what will kill us
  • self rescue and survival for fall through
  • rescue methods

Practical training involves:

  • throw rings and throw bags
  • walking on ice, spreading body weight
  • swimming in broken ice
  • tethered swimming
  • rescue platform deployment and rescuing a person from the water
  • self rescue using ice picks/awls

Prerequisite: Basic Search & Rescue (MTO)

No classes currently scheduled for this course